Monday, February 27, 2012

JAI 106 - Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink have a Sketch Challenge this week and seeing it was my last sketch design as a DT Member, I thought I'd join in for old times' sake.

Everyday Daisy

JAI 106 - the Sketch

As you can see, I flipped the sketch on its side and kept pretty close to the layout.

I used a colour palette inspired by the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment DSP (SU) of Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Soft Suede. Crumb Cake was used as a base and Confetti White for the fence and sentiment.

The beautiful daisy cut outs were part of an awesome package of goodies from Helen as a thanks for letting her loose in my craft room a few weeks ago. Thanks again :)

Just a little note to let you know that I won't be blogging for the month of March as I've decided to have a little break. I'll still be creating, gathering ideas on Pinterest and visiting blogs but I need to see if I can cut back my time on the Internet. I'm not sure if you'll get bombarded with posts in April or whether my priorities would have shifted by then. Who knows???

I've got a couple of exciting things coming up which I need to prepare for - a card making class at a local craft store in July and the Niche Market with my good friend, Natalie from biRdy boUy, in August. I really need to wean myself off challenges and concentrate on producing some good quality stock to sell. Not to mention the fact that I'm super busy with work at the moment. Anyway ... I'll give it a go and see what happens. This is stage three in getting back to REALITY!

Until then ...
Happy crafting,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Triple Celebration

A Card for a Triple Celebration

This card was made for friends who have a triple reason to celebrate this year -
  • Their 40th Wedding Anniversary
  • A 60th Birthday
  • A 65th Birthday
3 milestones in one year!

I used the colour palette to match the beautiful new 'Everyday Enchantment' DSP. All products are SU except for the birds (Martha Stewart punch), Tim Holtz Alterations, Carnivale Die for the letters/numbers and the card was from a pack of pre-folded centre step cards.

PS: Here's a link to a gorgeous card that was inspired by my Triple Celebration Card: It is stunning!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bright Colours and Some Bling

A friend of mine wanted me to make her a card for her daughter's birthday today.

It had to be in her favourite colours - bright pink and purple and blue ...

... and feature her pet rabbit, plus what girl doesn't like a bit of bling?

I made an easel card and coloured the free 'colouring in' image with Copics.

I hope it brings a smile to her face :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Coffee Tumbler

I spied a cute coffee tumbler card on Pinterest and went and followed the link to purchase the template.

Here's what I came up with after a little afternoon of crafting on my day off -

The cute digi image is from Sweet 'n' Sassy...

... and I used a very old SU stamp set called, 'Like it a Latte" for the insert.

Colours used - Early Espresso, Whisper White and Baja Breeze

Sunday, February 19, 2012

JAI 104 - Back to School (Better Late than Never)

If you're doing a double take, I can explain ... Just Add Ink HAD an awesome Back to School Challenge LAST week but I was so busy being back at school myself, that I didn't get time to photograph and blog about my entry! Wow! I must have been super stuffed to miss a challenge.

JAI 104 - Back to School

I made the post it note holder and card to welcome a new member of staff into the grade 5/6 class.

The acrylic frame was purchased for a little under $4, and I jazzed it up with some SU ribbon, Kaiser Craft Papers from the Class of 87 Collection and attached a mini gel pen to finish it off.

The main image on the card is from Hampton Art - Graphic 45 which I decided not to colour in order to give it that vintage feel (Actually, if I was really truthful ... I just wasn't in the mood for colouring in :) .

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafting,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Vintage Valentine Chocolate Holders Tutorial

A tutorial is now available for your Valentine and Easter Projects

Vintage Valentine Chocolate Holders Tutorial

For the very reasonable price of $3.00 (AUD), I will email you a three page pdf document with easy to follow step by step instructions and photos.

It is for personal use and may not be redistributed or sold, however, I would ask that if it is used for Stamp Clubs, Workshops or similar events, that you would direct your customers back here for their own personal copy.

To purchase this tutorial, please click on the section entitled, My Tutorials for Sale at the top of my blog.

Because this is not an instant download, as I will be personally emailing your copies, please be mindful of International time differences. On receipt of payment, I will send the files as soon as possible.

I hope you enjoy making them.

Thanks for your support. Happy crafting! :)

Kind regards,

Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentine Chocolate Holders

Here's a little peek at my Valentine project that I have been working on today. I'll be back later with a tutorial as it is way past my bedtime and I'm officially due back at work in the morning after a very long Summer Break.

I've edited all the photos but have to work on all the boring written stuff so it can be released before the 14th February rocks around! See you soon.

A tutorial is now available for purchase -

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tiny Woods Newspaper Owl



I was fortunate enough to go on a shopping trip with friends on Thursday and we went to three craft stores. We were all like kids in a candy store.

Then on Saturday we got to have a fun day of chatting and crafting and I even managed to make a couple of cards while Lynne and Helen stamped and cut out dies to add to their collection. I can't wait to see what goodies they make from their very productive day.

One of my purchases was this very cute pad of Kaiser Craft patterned paper called Tiny Woods ...

... and in a free magazine they had some great card designs. I used the same layout of background papers as featured in the following photo -

... then added a circle behind my Twiggy Tree (Memory Box) and a very cute Hero Arts Stamp, Newspaper Owl with a sentiment from SU's retired set, Owl Together Now.

I was quite pleased with how they turned out.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, February 3, 2012

Oriental Butterfly

I thought that after making so many of these little butterfly easel cards last year as swaps, I'd never make another one for a very long time. However, some beautiful Japanese Washi Origami Paper, shimmery card stock and a CB embossing folder have given these little wings a new lease on life.

Oriental Butterfly

Gold card stock and brads from SU.
Red Shimmer card stock and CB embossing folder (Non-SU)

Japanese Washi Origami Paper

Want to make one for yourself?
With every purchase of my Larger Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial, you will receive a free pdf file of my smaller Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial, as featured in today's post.

Happy crafting,

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